Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

By Noelle Mateer, May 2, 2018

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Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers. 


Spring in Beijing is Sandstorm Season. It’s Music Festival Season. It’s Annoying Fluffy Catkins Season, Outdoor Beer Drinking Season and Loud Drilling Outside Your Apartment Season. But in terms of Expat Lifestyle, a year-round attitude that knows no seasonal fluctuations, the most important stage in our current cycle is Brunch Season. 

In the name of research, editors at That’s Beijing ate our way through over 10 brunches in the past month. This is a lot of brunches for only a handful of editors, and yet we regret nothing. You can see our picks of the best , and we sincerely wish you all the best in your day drinking brunching endeavors. 

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New drinks including beer buckets are available on Village Cafe's terrace

Seasons greetings. The weather has also heralded the dawn of 2018’s Balcony Season. Terraces opened left and right to the sounds of Beijing DJs (you know the ones). Migas Mercado’s beautiful semi-circle patio is officially open, as is InfraRouge’s new terrace. 

Indoors, meanwhile, Mosto wants you to drink. The Bar at Mosto has launched an amazing happy hour – signature cocktails for just RMB40 either before dinner (5.30-7pm) or after (9-11pm). Same goes for Village Café, where a new drink menu is just begging you to sip juices out of hollowed out pineapples on the deck. They’ve brought back their bangin’ BOGO happy hour (5-9pm) deal on wine is back (this is includes rosé, and is therefore dangerous). And better yet: You can now drink out of Sanlitun’s classiest bucket with the BBB (Triple B? B cubed?), or Beijing Beer Bucket: a selection of local craft brews including Jing-A and Slow Boat.

Theoretically, you could not day drink outside this Spring. But that wouldn’t be any fun now, would it? 

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Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

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